‘The Johnson’s’ Tari announces Lagos house assembly bid — months after deadline

Oworu Olumide Abiodun, the actor, has announced his interest to contest for the Lagos state house of assembly membership under the Labour Party.


The movie star, who is popularly known for his role as ‘Tari’ in the Africa Magic series ‘The Johnsons’, declared his interest via social media posts on Thursday.


The actor shared a flyer alongside a write-up stating the reason for his move.


Oworu said he would like to represent the Surulere constituency at the Lagos house of assembly — a position held by Desmond Elliot, another movie star.


He added that the youths are now aware more than ever and that has motivated his decision.


“It is with a sense of honour and duty that I announce my candidacy for membership of The Lagos State House of Assembly – Surulere Constituency 1 on the platform of The Labour Party. The youth of this generation in Nigeria are more politically aware than ever and are now striving to have our voices heard and take part in the government process of this great country,” he wrote.


“As someone with a passion for youth development, it is on this note that I tender myself in service to play my part in the actualization of an all inclusive government, where the young Nigerian intellectuals have a chance to make a change by being a part of the move for the creation of a new Nigeria. Thank you for your support. A new Nigeria is Possible.”

It remains to be seen when Tari picked the party’s form and won the primaries.


The actor’s post also comes a few months after the deadline for the submission of nomination forms by politicians contesting for seats at the state houses of assembly — which was August 8, 2022.


Nigerians will go to the polls on February 25 to elect a new president, while the governorship and house of representatives elections will hold on March 11.


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